A Memorial To Remember
Contributed by Brent Hutsell on May 24, 2001 (message contributor)
Summary: When we live life we must remember that one way or another we’re leaving something to be remembered!
A. Memorial day began in the early 1800’s
during the civil war
1. Some began by decorating the graves of
the soldiers who had been killed in
battle to honor their sacrifice for
B. When we see life as we now do, I wonder
who will remember what about me?
C. Let me give you three things to be a
Memorial to be Remembered!
A. Remebering A Belief!
1. A landmark of faith--Heb. 11:6
"Without faith it is impossible to
a. Will you kids, grandkids, or
family remember you for your faith?
b. Will they be able to say he/she
taught me how to have confidence
in the God of heaven?
2. A landmark of fervency--Acts 18:25
talks about Apollos being fervent in
a. Rom. 12:11 Paul commands us to be
fervent in spirit
b. James 5:16c "The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth
3. A landmark of fruit--Psa. 126:6 "He
that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing
precious seed, shall doubtless come
again with rejoicing, bringing his
sheaves with him."
a. Will anyne remember that you cared
b. Will anyone remember that you gave
all you could to win your family,
friends, and neighbors to Christ?
B. Remembering A Behavior!
1. A landmark of Commitment--Pro. 20:6
"Most men will proclaim every one his
own goodness: but a faithful man who
a. Will your kids find you committed
to mom, or to dad?
b. Will you be remembered as
committed to providing a living
c. Will you be remembered committed
to making a home for your children
2. A landmark of consistency--1 Cor. 15:58
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye
stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as
ye know that you labour is not in vain
in the Lord."
3. A landmark of Christlikeness--Phi. 1:21
"For to me to live is Christ, and to
die is gain."
C. Remembering A Banner!
1. A landmark of love--1 Cor. 13:13
Charity is the greatest of all!
a. Will your kids remember that you
loved them because you bought
their love or earned it?
b. Will your grandkids know that you
loved them by the inheritance you
leave for them in eternity?
2. A land mark of living--John 10:10 "I
am come that they might have life, and
that they might have it more
a. John 8:36 "If the Son therefore
shall make you free, ye shall be
b. Will you be remembered as one who
loved life in its fullness?
c. Will they see you as one who knew
how to enjoy those things that
were humorous, and yet sober about
the important matters of life?
d. God forbid that my kids and my
wife be glad that I’m gone because
I was a sour apple in life!
3. A landmark of leaving--2 Cor. 5:8 "We
are confident, I say, and willing
rather to be absent from the body, and
to be present with the Lord."
a. No greater heartache to a wife
than to not know what eternity
held for their spouse. And vice-
b. No greater heartache for a parent
than in a tragic, or even a
foreseen, moment of death not
knowing what eternity held for
A. Friend I can assure you today that the
best way to celebrate Memorial day for
your family is to come to know Jesus
B. If you already know Him, then be sure that
your life testifies of a memorial that
won’t leave any doubt in your loved ones
mind where to follow you in eternity!